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Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Colour
 

Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Colour (Hardback)

By Coles, David
Photographs by Lander, Adrian

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Did you know that the Egyptians created the first synthetic colour; or that the noblest purple comes from a predatory sea snail? Throughout history, artist pigments have been made from deadly metals, poisonous minerals, urine, cow dung, and even crushed insects. From grinding dow...n beetles and burning animal bones to alchemy and pure luck, Chromatopia reveals the origin stories behind over fifty of history's most vivid colour pigments. Spanning the ancient world to modern leaps in technology, this is the book for the artist, the history buff, the science lover and the design fanatic.
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ISBN 9780500501351
Published AU 28 Feb 2019
Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780500501351
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
Imprint Thames and Hudson (Australia) Pty Ltd
Published 28 Feb 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Coles, David
Photographs by Lander, Adrian
Category Pigments, Dyestuffs & Paint Technology
Australian
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 165mm
Height: 220mm
Dewey Code 535.609
Weight 860g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Color - History
NBS Text Engineering & Technology: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text General/trade

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